Before the Nazi regime, there was time for lazy Sundays and romance. This is a remarkable film made in 1930 by Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer. "People on Sunday" [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_on_Sunday A review... The film opens at Bahnhof Zoo train station one Saturday morning. Its opening scenes show the bustling traffic of central Berlin. The action of the movie centres on five central characters, and takes place over a single weekend. At the start of the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Billie Wilder, Edgar G. Ulmer, German cinema, Robert Siodmak, romance, silent film
Hopefully this file represents a quality upgrade from other versions appearing here on the Internet Archive. from Wikipedia; Pride of the Bowery is a black-and-white 1940 film and the fourth installment in the East Side Kids series. It was directed by Joseph H. Lewis and produced by Sam Katzman . It was released by Monogram Pictures on December 15, 1940. Pride of the Bowery Theatrical poster Directed by Joseph H. Lewis Produced by Sam Katzman Written by William Lively Starring... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: East Side Kids, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Monogram Pictures, Sam Katzman,...
A backstage murder leads to a jury room drama in which Joe E Brown is the only holdout for acquittal. "Twelve Angry Men" it's not, but as a primative early talkie it is an interesting curiosity. The print is in reasonably good condition. Directed by Albert S Rogell (as Albert Rogell). Released in 1929. Approximately 3 minutes are missing. CAST NOTE: Joe E Brown began his show biz career at the age of ten as a circus tumbler and clown. In later years he would claim he was the only kid... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: dramas, jury room dramas, early talkies, circus clowns, Joe E Brown, Helen Foster, Barton Hepburn,...
Palooka is a 1934 comedy film based on the comic strip by Ham Fisher. Joe Palooka (Stuart Erwin) is a naive young man whose father Pete (Robert Armstrong) was a champion boxer, but his lifestyle caused Joe's mother Mayme (Marjorie Rambeau) to leave him and to take young Joe to the country to raise him. But when a shady boxing manager (Jimmy Durante) discovers Joe's natural boxing talent, Joe decides to follow him to the big city, where he becomes a champion and begins to follow his father's... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Jimmy Durante
For some unfathomable reason the Chinese want to sabotage the Panama Canal. (Considering this film's release date its producers picked the wrong yellow peril.) The plot is mostly about codes and cryptography. Leon Ames starrs as the heroic US cryptographer who saves the day. Nobody gets anywhere near Panama. Directed by Charles Lamont. Released in 1939. Complete print (minus a few missing frames). TRIVIA: First telecast May 11, 1940 on NYC's experimental station W2XBS. Topics: mysteries, adventures, espionage, cryptography, Leon Ames, Charlotte Wynters, Adrienne Ames, Weldon...
PANORAMA EPHEMERA (2004, 89:35 min., color and black and white) is a collage of sequences drawn from a wide variety of ephemeral (industrial, advertising, educational and amateur) films, touring the conflicted landscapes of twentieth-century America. The films' often-skewed visions construct an American history filled with horror and hope, unreeling in familiar and unexpected ways. PANORAMA EPHEMERA focuses on familiar and mythical activities and images in America (1626-1978). Many creatures... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews ) Topics: United States (History and culture), Animals, Motion pictures (Experimental)
aka "La morte viene dallo spazio", a sheaper italian remake of George Pal's production of "When Worlds Collide" (1951). The Cinematography is made by none other than Mario Bava (wrongly spelled "Fava" here). The music is by Carlo Rustichelli. more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051951/ favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Science Fiction, disaster movie, Paul Hubschmid, Paolo Heusch, Mario Bava, Carlo Rustichell, Samuel...
AKA Paradise Ranch Government agent John Wyatt (John Wayne) is searching for a counterfeit ring operating on the Mexican/Arizona border and joins Doc Carter's (Earle Hodgins) traveling medicine show as a sharpshooter. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Western, Crime, John Wayne
Between swing and blues musical numbers, the story of comedian Lem Anderson, whose long-awaited chance to act dramatically vanishes when he witnesses a mob killing and is forced to leave town. Lem becomes a wanderer, then an alcoholic. Finally a chance to play Othello draws him back to Harlem. - IMDB Description favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Musical, Movie Powder, avi
"Between swing and blues musical numbers, the story of comedian Lem Anderson, whose long-awaited chance to act dramatically vanishes when he witnesses a mob killing and is forced to leave town. Lem becomes a wanderer, then an alcoholic. Finally a chance to play Othello draws him back to Harlem. Is it too late for Ned? Or too soon to suit Rough Jackson's mobsters?" (from the IMDb summary by Rod Crawford) There is another copy on the Archive, but this is a different (and slightly higher... Topics: race film, independent, musical, melodrama, gospel, gangsters, Othello, Shakespeare
When a young girl visits a South Seas island to reunite with her finace she discovers that he is a no-good drunk and she is the object of everyone else's attention. Topics: Marceline Day, Kenneth Harlan, Betty Boyd, Gladden James, Roy Armstrong
A blind artist is on his way to Java to see a doctor about an operation to restore his sight when the ship sinks and he washes up on a tropical island. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Adventure, Drama, Music, Romance
Ranch hand Ted Duncan (Tom Keene) is in love with the ranch owners daughter, Mary Martin (Sally Starr). Cooper (Harry Woods), neighboring rancher has his eye on Mary and everything else her father owns so, at the annual relay races, Martin is goaded into a lock-stock-and-barrel bet that his horse, ridden by Ted, can beat Cooper's horse. But Cooper has no intention of running an honest race. favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Western
Millioniare Curran (Lloyd Ingraham), thinking his son (George O'Brien) too intellectual, sends him west to learn logging at one of his lumber camps. Unknown to his father, Grant Curan is a professional wrestler and easily able to handle the thugs that attack him at the lumber camp. This enables him to stay on the job and he soon reveals how his father is being cheated by the local boss. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Drama, Romance
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath is a curious mixture of all that was good and everything that was bad in Buster Keaton's talkie features. sidenote: The Movie was completely filmed in Buster Keaton private 10,000- square-foot Mediterranean palazzo in Beverly Hills favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Buster Keaton
This print is much sharper than the existing IA copy. A sound era Buster Keaton comedy adapted from a 1917 Broadway play by C. W. Bell. It starts off slowly, but with the help of the exceptional Charlotte Greenwood in builds a head of slapstick steam, particularly in the hotel scenes. Pre code. Filmed before in 1920. Directed by Edward Sedgewick. Released in 1931. Complete print. a.k.a. "Romeo in Pyjamas" (UK) TRIVIA: Exteriors and some interiors filmed at Buster Keaton's Beverly... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Comedies, slapstick, pre code, Buster Keaton, Charlotte Greenwood, Reginald Denny, Sally Ellers,...
"Low budget exposé thriller of corruption being uncovered in the parole system." - Spencer Selby, Dark City: The Film Noir | You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page . favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Taken from IMDB: When several notorious criminals are unjustifiably released on parole, the Federal Government smells a rat and sends ace agent Richard Hendricks to investigate. Hendricks infiltrates the gang, responsible for the parole racket by posing as a much-wanted convict Rick Carson. However, the wily Barney Rodescu, who is the brain behind the racket, soon finds out Carson's true identity. Carson's life is now in grave danger. Topics: Crime, Drama
The city's District Attorney is murdered, and a newspaper reporter investigates. He starts finding out that everything wasn't quite as cut and dried as it appeared to be. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance
ACE Pictures presents Jackie Cooper in Peck's Bad Boy based on the famous story of the same title by George W. Peck. Shot in Black and White; directed by Edward F. Cline and recorded by RCA Victor System. Topics: Peck's Bad Boy, film, Jackie Cooper, Edward F. Cline, 1940
Taken from IMDB: A gang of robbers steals the deed to the Pecos Ranch and kill the family. The young son escapes, and years later he returns to the ranch to find the killers and reclaim his property. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Western
Taken from IMDB : As Julie prepares to leave her husband Roger, she begins to play through a stack of recordings, each of which reminds her of events in their lives together. One of them is the song that was playing when she and Roger first met in a music store. Other songs remind her of their courtship, their marriage, their desire for a child, and the joys and sorrows that they have shared. A flood of memories comes back to her as she ponders their present problems and how they arose. Topics: Cary Grant, Romance, Tragedy
As Julie prepares to leave her husband Roger, she begins to play through a stack of recordings, each of which reminds her of events in their lives together. One of them is the song that was playing when she and Roger first met in a music store. Other songs remind her of their courtship, their marriage, their desire for a child, and the joys and sorrows that they have shared. A flood of memories comes back to her as she ponders their present problems and how they arose. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Drama, Cary Grant, Movie Powder, avi